Long story short: tell our FTC to block big oil mergers, tell big corporations to stop price-gouging, and denounce Home Depot’s founder for endorsing Donald Trump for President. Use the email/petition tools in the following paragraphs to communicate your will.
Demand Progress helps you tell our Federal Trade Commission (or FTC) to stop the proposed Chevron/Hess and Exxon/Pioneer Natural Resources mergers. Yeah, I always say “proposed” even though business “journalists” always treat proposed mergers like they’re done deals. Why, it’s like they want to brainwash you into accepting that they’re done deals! But they’re not, especially when our Federal Trade Commission seems to care about the pain corporate monopolies inflict on working families. Said pain includes lost jobs and higher prices, and I think good Americans have had enough of that in their lives.
In a related note, Civic Shout helps you tell big corporations to stop their price-gouging. Big corporations (which include monopolies) have the power to charge us whatever they want! Corporate lackeys like Larry Summers still say inflation and profits have nothing to do with each other, but when you see high inflation and record corporate profits at the same time, you know better. Does telling corporations to stop gouging us sound like a useless thing to do? Maybe it does. But we need to put them on notice that we know what they’re doing, and we also need to put them on notice that we’re watching what they’re doing.
Finally, Civic Shout also helps you denounce Home Depot’s founder for endorsing Donald Trump for President. Why, it’s like he doesn’t care that Donald Trump tried to overthrow our government! I guess we shouldn’t expect better from another “entrepreneur” who could never have made money back in the days we demanded that corporations account to all of us, and not just their shareholders. But it’s time they all felt the shame they deserve to feel. And then after that, how about we just not shop at Home Depot ever again? I bet there’s an Ace Hardware near you. And Ace Hardware stores are all co-ops!